Steris (NYSE: STE) plans to build a new packaging and microbiological testing facility for medical devices in Leipzig, Germany.
The facility will offer packaging testing services such as accelerated and real-time aging, transportation and integrity testing. The new location will also offer microbiological testing in collaboration with the medical device manufacturer and sterilizer’s laboratory in Radeberg.
Steris said the Leipzig packaging testing services will complement existing services offered in Galway, Ireland, and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
“This investment furthers our commitment to supporting medical device manufacturers throughout all stages of the sterilization design process,” the company said in a statement. “As a critical piece of new product development, this offering ensures that medical devices meet industry requirements for sterile claim and product functionality. These services are also an important consideration when converting product from one sterilization technology to another, confirming product and packaging compatibility with the new technology.”
Steris already offers electron beam, gamma and microbiological testing services in Allershausen, Bitterfeld, and Radeberg, all in Germany.
Steris is the 26th largest medical device company in the world, according to our 2022 Medtech Big 100 ranking. The Mentor, Ohio-based sterilization and surgical products company reported nearly $4.59 billion in annual revenue and around 16,000 employees as of its most recent fiscal year.